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Eaglettes ready to begin title defense

The Canton Eaglettes were scheduled to cross the final hurdle before the start of District 14- 4A play this week, following up a home match against Palestine Sept. 11 with another home date against Alba-Golden Sept. 15.

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Foxes top Eagles in 57-47 shootout

Offense was the name of the game last week as the high-powered Canton Eagles, fresh off a 65-19 demolition of Paris North Lamar the week before, traveled to Caddo Mills for a contest at Ed Locker Stadium Sept. 11. The Foxes would weather a big offensive night from multiple Eagle players in the contest, holding off a strong Canton challenge to record a 57-47 win in the contest.

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Running Eagles host annual meet

The Canton Running Eagles hosted their annual invitational Sept. 11, welcoming teams from across East Texas to compete in a multi-heat event.

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Lions Gov. Garner speaks to Lions Club

The Canton Lions Club met Sept. 9, at the Van Zandt Country Club. The members were pleased to host current District 2-X2 Governor Chet Garner from Kilgore. He presented the goals for his term as governor. Due to the pandemic, many of the clubs in the district either are not meeting, losing members or are disbanding. So, his goals are that each club in the district sign up one new member and to retain the members in the club. The Canton club is the largest in the district, with 99 members, and has remained active during COVID. Also, at the end of the meeting, members celebrated with service chairperson Debra Wood and Eyeglass Collection Coordinator Benja Mize. The goal for the September service project was to collect 50 pairs of used eyeglasses. Thanks to Lions, community members, and local optometrist, Dr. Debra Dewart, 200 pairs have been collected. These used eyeglasses are refurbished and sent around the world. Anyone who has old eyeglasses around the home and would like to contribute to this effort can turn them in to Lions club members or drop in boxes placed around the community. This project dates back to the 1920s when Helen Keller named Lions “Knights of the Blind.”

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Canton Police Department Blotter

The Canton Police Department released the following activity report from Sept. 6-14, 2020.

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Judge Plaster releases Precinct 2 court stats

The following information was released by VZC Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Sandra Plaster regarding activity of the court from Aug. 1-31.

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FIGHTING ALZHEIMER’S

September is World Alzheimer’s month—a time to shine a purple light for the 50 million people globally afflicted with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and the 400 thousand plus Texans who are part of that number. In fact, every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.

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